End-of-Life CareAudio below is a short snippet from LamRimChenmo Audio teaching given by H.H. the Dalai Lama.
A short Audio, in Tibetan language, for how to care for a dying loved one by H.H. the Dalai Lama. It is very general information.
Here are few of the highlights in English translations. Some of these messages are compiled from other sources too.
Death is a fact of life that touches everyone. Bereavement can be difficult and painful. Some people take comfort in spiritual matters and others accept it as a fact of life.
Relatives, friends and care-giver can make dying process less painful.
Today we have Audio devices, very small mp3 players, that can be worn as a necklace in which one can record DewaChen Monlam, Sevenlimbs, Tungshag, Phowa instructions, Guru’s special DamNak etc and ask someone to play it when death is near.
Note: If Tibetan language and Buddhism is troubling you then record your own voice about compassion, kindness and your good deeds in general.
If dying person has some degree of meditation practice, like Phowa, Compassion, Kindness, Emptiness, then remind him, time and again, to engage in meditative state. This is immensely important.
For serious Buddhist practice such as Dissolution of the Elements and Clear Light practice goto http://itibetan.org/webpage.php?mkt=vajrayana.txt
Above process of “reminding” someone who is at “end of life” is so powerful and important that even if someone has not made enough good merits in life he/she can fly off the hurdle with “one big push” at the time of death if “devotion or single pointed effort” is generated with very strong compassion.
Explanation is thus. Although there are events that wait in line to pass through life due to Karma, yet one incident that jumps the queue, due to “རྐྱེན། condition”, may jeopardize the “train of karmic actions” so to say. As a result one must not wait for the “karmic line-up” events to take affect but must intervene. This intervention is the process of “reminding the dying” about his/her Guru. It is really very effective method.
Following Audio is by H.H. the Dalai Lama.
Note: This audio is part of LamRimChenmo teaching given by H.H. the Dalai Lama.